Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Share this beer with friends!
Like Hunter S. Thompson...Gonzo Imperial Porter is deep and complex. This turbo charged version of the Road Dog Porter is mysteriously dark with a rich malty body, intense roasted flavors, and a surprisingly unique hop kick. With Gonzo weighing in at 9.2% ABV, it will bite you in the ass if you donít show it the proper respect. IBUís: 85

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Pours with a nice, lush head over an opaque body. Thick and rich and mildly cocoa aroma. The flavor is full and rich - full of chocolate and coffee notes. Well balanced - Iím especially impressed since other Flying Dog beers have been pretty thin and plain, in my opinion. They redeem themselves on this one! A little alcoholic bite, but it doesnít detract from the beerís appeal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Pours inky black with a respectable tan head - aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and plum - just a mild sweetness to this one - the flavor is mostly dominated by an espresso-like coffee bitterness, chased by some cocoa and mild alcohol - medium bodied considering the alcohol content - a little lactose and chalk at the back end of the finish - not a bad baltic porter, but good enough to honor HST?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Coffee, alcohol, malt, sweet aroma. Pours black with this tan head. Tastes so smooth!! too smooth for 9.5%! some coffee in the finish. excellent porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Pours black with a nice foamy beige head. Aroma is very roasted with dark chocolate. Strong dark chocolate and coffee flavors with a hint of hops and alcohol in the finish. A really nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2005
Opaque black with a low creamy tan head. Really distinkt and concentrated aroma of floral hops, black coffee, soy and cocoapowder. Full and thick flavour of black coffee, roasted malts, floral hops with touches of salt. Long full but still aromatic aftertaste of black coffee and floral hops. Iím a big fan of Hunter S. Thompson and I now raise a glass in his honour. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle: Black, large light brown head, foamy, wonderful lacing. † Looks the biz. † Tart appleskin nose, cocoa, soy, and perhaps a bit of alcohol. † Smooth sweetness to start, cocoa, dark chocolate, soy, appleskin, very enjoyable. † A bit earthy on the backside. † Big body, smooth mouthfeel. † Almost velvety. † Best Flying Dog I have had next to Wild Dog. † Big cocoa and appleskin combo lingers well beyond the finish. † Great stuff! † One of the better American made Baltic Porters I have had. † Big thanks to Facto for providing this one during my tasting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Dark, dark, dark brown color, nearly pitch black. Bittersweet chocolate aroma with pine tar hops. Goes down unbelievable smooth, like Iím drinking a thick, cool chocolate/coffee drink spiked with a little moonshine. Nicely balanced and fairly mild, yet very flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2005
This is a great beer.Reminds me of a chocolate barleywine.Aromas of Chocolate,alcohol,piney hops,funky yeast,smoke/tar.Goes down smooth and the onset is quick with one of these here spcimens.The mouth is oily,medium,finishes nicely and very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Bottle tasted at Pitonkaís tasting
Dark brown color, tan head and some tan lacing. The nose is mild with a bit of physical charactaristic. The flavor is nicely roasted with a bit of fruit and nicely balanced tail. Yum! 8-4-8-4-14<P>ReRate as my first beer of the night, a whole bottle to myself
Thick dark black/brown color, thick angy brown head with splashes of lacing that show your drinking history with each pint. The nose is a bit yeasty and strong with roast; light oak and currant notes with lots of chocolate and semi-sweet cocoa notes. The flavor is nice and strong, nearly stout but without too much harsh astringency. Coffee indeed. Mouthfeel is initially shocked from the abv but creamy with a mellow smooth blanket of roast and oats that eases you into this beer like a -20 sleeping bag. Very nice porter, exploding with witty flavor. On top of this it remains in line and is balanced and easy to drink. 8-5-9-4-15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 9/26/2005 Bottled. Donít pour this expecting to see your typical porter. I canít say Iíve had an Imperial Porter before but Iím here to tell you this beer is as black as a stout with an almost stout-like tan head. The aromas are coffee and fruit. Zingy chocolate flavors with a lively fruitiness and a slight hop presence followed by a slight to not-so-slight alcohol warmth. Theyíre right; this thing will bite you in the ass! 3.9 Re-Rate. 7/5/06 12 oz bottle from first batch. When I first opened this bottle a powerful sour stench hit my nose but it quickly dissapated. The pour is thick and black with a tan head. HUGE floaties. Slightly sour chocolate, molasses, cherries and tobacco aromas. Big chocolate flavors with a thick, oatmeal mouth feel. Dark fruit, tobacco, cherries and coffee flavors. Very bitter finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 217 218 219  220  221 222 223 » 237

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50